2004 Acura TL User Reviews

2004 Acura TL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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Darren writes:
2004 Acura TL 5-Spd AT Review
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5

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Great power and stunning looks

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turning radious

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Acura Tl — I love this car, but I hate it turning radious. Three point turns become 5-10 point turns and some U-turns are not possible. The only other problem I have had is with the sun visor, it rattled a bit, but Acura replaced and it seems to be better now.

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Evan writes:
2004 Acura TL 6-Spd MT w/Navigation Review
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The car is an excellent bang-for-your-buck luxury car.

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Obviously doesn't have the latest and greatest features...

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Great Car! — Excellent car for the investment! Performance is as good as you can expect from 270 hp. Great build quality, quiet. Looks great. Cheap to maintain; do all my own oil changes (it reminds you to based on how you drive it).

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Carly writes:
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awesome, super cute, fun, fast!

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i dont have a nav... :(

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Love It! — THis car is amazing... it comes stock with everything but a nav system... leather, sun roof, 6 disc changer, heated seats, V6 engine, i finally have a car that has power!

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mhrobson writes:
2004 Acura TL 6-Spd MT w/Navigation Review
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4

Pros

Almost everything.

Cons

2004 suffered from a dashboard defect where they cracked after several years. 2003 and before and the 2005 and later did not have this problem. Also, the door handle moldings tend to fall off. I don't know why Acura cannot design a good molding, but can engineer an incredible car. Fortunately, they're only $10, but they only last a year or so before they fall off.

mhrobson
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Awesome! — I love my car. It has been with me for 150,000 miles and I have had virtually no problems. Not one major repair to date, just regular maintenance. My headlights have both died, but I actually enjoyed replacing the old HIDs with the new ones! I know that isn't for everyone. By the way, the OEM headlights lasted waaaaaaay longer than they were supposed to. In short, great car!

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bvgent writes:
2004 Acura TL 5-Spd AT Review
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5

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A very comfortable and classy daily driver.  Probably the best car I have ever owned for all around versatility.  Driver position and controls are perfect.   Fantastic ergonomics.  Comfortable cruiser at 55, or over 100.

Cons

The rear seat doesn't fold down for access to the trunk like my old Accord did.

bvgent
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Affordable Luxury With Japanese Reliability. — I have loved this car from day one. I bought it new and have yet to find anything else in its price range that I would consider a viable contender. I will likely keep this car until the wheels fall off, or until Acura goes back to this design with a more efficient engined update.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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true2blues writes:
2004 Acura TL 5-Spd AT Review
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Fast, fun to drive

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Above average in cost

true2blues
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Love It! — Love the acceleration and handling. Gets 25 MPG which isn't bad for a V6 that has 270 horsepower! Cost of ownership can be high, but is to be somewhat expected in a luxury car in this class. They are more expensive to buy as well!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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true2blues writes:
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Acceleration

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n/a

true2blues
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Great Sporty Sedan! — I LOVE THIS CAR! It has been great, exceptional acceleration and handling, extreme comfort - every option except GPS, which I use on my phone anyway. Gets good gas mileage considering it's a 6 cylinder. TERRIFIC FUN TO DRIVE, LOVE IT!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Quinton writes:
2004 Acura TL 6-Spd MT Review
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Comfort and sport

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Front wheel drive

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Sporty Acura — This is a great car that drives nice and tight. It has all the horsepower I would want in a front wheel drive car. Anymore power and it wouldn't be very easy to control when you mash the throttle. It has a great sound system and very good looks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sloans writes:
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Room, looks, value, and quality

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torque steer

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One Of The Best Entry Level Luxury Cars In The Last 10 Years — I purchased this car from my parents in March 2010. In my opinion, it's one on the best looking cars on the road and better looking than the new generation TL. Great reliability, power, and refinement. 2004's are great values too since they look just like 2008's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Miguel writes:
2004 Acura TL 6-Spd MT Review
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5

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Manual Tranny

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none

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Cant Go Wrong With 3g Tl — The car has minor imperfections but runs and looks good. 0-60 in under 7 seconds and 1/4 mile in under 15 is not bad for a FWD 3.2 L engine. Drives just like when i bought it. Acura FTW.

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Acura TL Reviews

Excellent Family Car By Wadech

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2012 Acura TL Reviews

Absolutely Beautiful Car By DBROWN7

Overall the car is awesome. It is made for a family...very spacious. I felt that it is very safe and comfortable for my kids. This car is great quality and very appealing to the eye. It is great on ga... Read More

Worth It By asnow326

I'm a Honda fan through and through and where I could have purchased a brand new Honda Accord I felt that the styling of the Acura was well worth it. I am not fond of the 2013 and 2014 designs (the s... Read More

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2010 Acura TL Reviews

Top Of The Line Performance Unmatched Reiliablity By jhermanson

Love this car best car I have owned, best handling and 310 hp out of a 3.7 liter vtec it is very impressive what this car can do, I can take it anywhere as well from mt. to the beach Read More

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I love shifting this slick 6 speed manual transmission. Handling and braking is incredible. Smooth & powerful in a comfortable luxury package. Great family car. I am not a fan of Acura's controversi... Read More

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2009 Acura TL Reviews

Very Stylish By RogerMaggio

Acceleration is very sharp and the feel of the car is that I am in a much smaller sports car than a four door sedan. Very safe car and plenty of room for a family of five. Have never owned a car with ... Read More

Car Is Safe And Very Fun To Drive By whwojto

There was not even one think that I disliked. Me and my whole family love's that car it easy to put kid to the back seat with car seat the trunk is very big. So I can just say only positive things abo... Read More

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2008 Acura TL Reviews

Love My Car Handles Great! No Problems By Tsofia91

Bought my car from Platinum Auto Mall, great price perfect condition! Staff was very helpful and honest. I have No battery or maintenance issues. Acura is a great car brand very reliable can go for ... Read More

Excellent By magpntbal

all models come loaded with features, sleek body design with extremely bright headlights. sporty and supportive seating with many creature comforts! Honda's great reliability backing with 30+ mpg on h... Read More

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